TUESDAY, 03 SEPTEMBER – A talk on Sustainable Built Environment was held at the Galeri, Chancellery Building, UMS today.
The event organised by the EcoCampus Management Centre UMS had also invited a lecturer from the University of Nottingham, Prof. Jason Pomeroy who presented a talk on ‘The Sky Court & Sky Garden: Towards A Vertical Urban Theory’ for about 80 academic staff and management including UMS students.
He also touched on the concept and development of a garden in a building, especially sky scrapers. He said the rapid growth especially in the urban areas where development activities have been taking place at a rapid pace, had left no room for the setting up of a green environment.
Thus, the sky court and sky garden concept would be an alternative towards that objective hence building a green and sustainable environment.
At the same function, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Prof. Dr. Shahril Yusof launched the UMS EcoCampus Green Community Action Plan. Also present were Head Librarian Dg. Rukiah Ag. Amit and the Director of the UMS EcoCampus Management Centre, Dr. Awangku Hassanal Bahar Pengiran Bagul. - FL
By Mohd Affzanizam Mohd Amin
Photo: Martubat Jamlan